Expected shipping date: early 2018.
The carbon fibre plates have some special characteristics:
Metal and smooth plastic feel
Makes the switches feel crispier
Very nice texture and look
These plates are made to be used with 60% keyboards. 60% is the ultimate form factor, due to it's protability and functions. You will need a 60% PCB, stabilisers, some switches, keycaps and a case to finish this product. This plate defines a lot of the typing feel the switches give.
Universal - for all 60% layouts you can imagine, this is the "ultimate plate". Designed by JDcarpe.
What does a plate do?
It adds stability, helps with mushiness, and reflects the LED lights better. A plate is pretty much mandatory in a high end keyboard build.
Can I add this plate to a Pok3r keyboard instead of building a whole custom keyboard myself?
The Vortex Pok3r already has a pretty good plate, but if you want to change, you need to desolder all the switches and eventually get PCB mounted stabilisers, depending on the plate you get from here.